Back to All Events

Eileen G'Sell, Niel Rosenthalis, Jess Feldman, Jess Rizkallah & Glenn Shaheen

Eileen G’Sell's cultural criticism and poetry can be found in Salon, VICE, Boston Review, Hyperallergic, DIAGRAM, Conduit, Ninth Letter, and the Denver Quarterly, among other publications. Her chapbooks are available from Dancing Girl and BOAAT Press, and her first full length poetry collection, Life After Rugby, is available from Gold Wake Press early 2018. She currently teaches rhetoric and poetry at Washington University, and creative writing for the Prison Education Project at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center. She lives in St. Louis and New York.

Jess Feldman's poetry has appeared in Sixth Finch, Radar Poetry, and diode, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her manuscript 'Call It A Premonition' was chosen by Zachary Schomburg as winner of the 2015 BOAAT Winter Chapbook Competition. In 2016, her chapbook 'OLD MIRACLES' was selected as a finalist by Emily Kendal Frey for Salt Hill's Dead Lake Chapbook Contest. Jess lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Nathaniel Rosenthalis has poems appearing in Lana Turner, Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, PANK, and elsewhere. He is the author of two chapbooks, most recently “A Shirt for Today” (Yes Poetry Press.)

Jess Rizkallah is a Lebanese-American writer / illustrator / coffee slinger living between Boston and New York City. A recent graduate from Lesley University with a BA in English, Creative Writing, and Illustration, she is currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at New York University. Founder and editor at Pizza Pi Press and Maps for Teeth, her full length collection, "the magic my body," is available from University of Arkansas Press.

Glenn Shaheen is the author of the poetry collections Energy Corridor (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016) and Predatory (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), which won the 2010 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and was the runner up for the 2011 Norma Farber First Book Award. He is also the author of the flash fiction chapbook Unchecked Savagery (Ricochet Editions, 2013). His work has appeared in The New Republic, Ploughshares, Mizna, and elsewhere. His full length collection of flash fiction, Carnivalia, will be released by Gold Wake Press in February of 2018. He lives in Queens and teaches at Queensborough Community College.